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Google Pixel 4a 5G v Google Pixel 5: The Question is Finally Answered

Resource WinFuture, which is normally spot-on in its publications on the features of upcoming smartphones, has shared information on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.
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Finally, we can bring you an answer to the most asked question about the new flagship Pixel handsets: What are the differences between the Google Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5?

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Google Pixel 4a 5G Full Details

The Pixel 4a 5G will have a 6.2" OLED screen with a resolution of 2340x1080pixels (413ppi) and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Snapdragon 765G chipset will be used in the Google phone and the Pixel 4a 5G will have 6GB RAM and 128GB memory.

All this hardware will be powered by a 3885mAh battery. The Pixel 4a 5G will have 18W fast charging capabilities but will not support wireless charging or reversible charging.

A 12-megapixel Sony IMX355 main camera with aperture f/1.7 and 16-megapixel wide f/2.2 will be present on the Google Pixel 4a 5G, as well as an 8-megapixel front camera in the hole on the left.

Pixel 4a 5G will receive stereo speakers and two microphones. The dimensions of the Pixel 4a 5G are 153.9x74.0x8.2mm and a weight of 168g. The screen is made from Gorilla Glass 3 and the rest of the handset sports a plastic body.

The budget version (Pixel 4a 5G) will have NFC and the same set of other wireless interfaces, including connectivity to fifth-generation networks (5G)

Google Pixel 5 Full Details

The Pixel 5 will benefit from a 6" display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels (432ppi, 19.5:9), a refresh rate of 90Hz, a 24-bit colour depth level and a hole for an 8-megapixel front camera with an aperture of f/2.0, 1, with 12-micron pixels and an 83-degree capture angle, it is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

More on the Pixel 5 camera, it will feature a classic 12.2-megapixel main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4-micron pixels and a 77-degree capture angle, and will complement it with a 16-megapixel wide sensor with a relatively small 107-degree capture angle (1 micron, f/2.2). The camera will be able to record video in 4K @ 60fps and 1080p @ 240fps.

Other specs will include Snapdragon 765G, 8GB RAM and 128GB of memory, NFC, a large 4080mAh battery with 18W fast charging, support for wireless and reversible wireless charging and Android 11. The Pixel 5 device will also be able to work in dual SIM mode, combining Nano SIM and e-SIM. 

The finger scanner will be located on the back of an IP68 protected metal case with the dimensions of 144.7x70.4x8mm and a weight of 151g.

Overview of Pixel 4a 5G & Pixel 5

We have put together a quick highlight table to show you the comparisons between the two devices at a glance.

SpecificationsGoogle Pixel 4a 5GGoogle Pixel 5
Screen Size6.2 inches6 inches
Screen TypeGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
ProcessorSnapdragon 765G / Android 11Snapdragon 765G / Android 11
Refresh Rate60Hz90Hz
IP RatingNoneIP68
Headphone Jack3.5mmNone
Wireless ChargingNot CompatibleCompatible

Pixel 4a 5G v Pixel 5

Release Date & Price of Pixel 4a 5G & Pixel 5

The publication confirms that in Europe the price will differ between the two handsets by about €150: the Pixel 4a 5G will set you back €495 versus the Pixel 5 at €630. Google will reveal all the details of the duo on September 30.

Google Pixel 4a 5G & Pixel 5 FAQs

Is the Pixel 5 going to be 5G?

You can guarentee the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G will support 5G connectivity. Both models run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which has a build in 5G modem.

Will Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 have fingerprint recognition?

Both handsets will feature a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the device. This falls in line with the current design of the Google Pixel 4a.

Will Pixel 4a 5G support wireless charging?

Unfortunately, the Google Pixel 4a 5G will not support wireless charging. It will feature a 18W fast charge cable.
The Pixel 5 will feature 15W Qi wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging capabilities.